Artists’ Statement:This series of works is somehow a playful dialogue with art history, perhaps an involuntary attempt to re-evaluate our contemporary attitudes towards the authenticity and “immortality” of what is called a “Work of Art”; to bring into a parallel relationship our joyous and unattainable (mis)understanding of what is Modern and what Walter Benjamin calls the “aura” of an age/event/object/image that has now become history and therefore prone to endless mechanical and technological reproductiveness.
several operatic productions flattening the thinking portion of the tongue
Born in communist Romania, Irina and Silviu Székely currently live and work in the UK. They studied philosophy for several years and lived in France and Italy. With no formal artistic training, they chose collage and photomontage as their main ground of artistic games and experiments. The results of their activities can be described as paradoxical and plurivocal juxtapositions and reconstructions of displaced, incongruous, and undesired fragments of reality.